Training

1,000 apprentice firefighters and counting

SFJ Awards reached an important milestone this week, completing its 1,000th End-Point Assessment in Fire and Rescue. End-Point Assessment (EPA) is the crucial last stage of an apprentice’s journey, testing the knowledge, skills and behaviours gained during their training. Quality assured by Ofqual, SFJ Awards has been an approved independent End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) since 2018 and… Read more »

Pioneering immersive learning project launched in partnership with Greater Manchester Police

Bolton-headquartered EdTech firm, Near-Life, has successfully launched a ground-breaking immersive learning programme for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) that will support their work tackling Child Sexual Exploitation and protect some of the most vulnerable members of society. The pilot was awarded £241,000 in funding from Innovate UK in November 2020 to accelerate the development of an… Read more »

Multi-lingual life-saving training aid

A life-saving training aid has been produced in four additional languages to help more people learn how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust launched the Pillow Partner last year as a simple, effective and inexpensive way of learning how to save the life of someone in cardiac arrest. And now the… Read more »

XVR Simulation and LearnPro eFireService merge to create a global leader in VR training and e-learning

XVR Simulation and LearnPro eFireService have merged to create a global leader in virtual reality (VR) and e-learning solutions for the health, fire, police and other emergency services. The combined software suite provides a platform for e-learning management, an authoring tool, competency reporting, and training, including an immersive virtual reality simulation training platform. The combined… Read more »

UK’s first Tactical Training College launches

The UK’s first commercially available tactical training centre will be launching at The Emergency Services Show. The Tactical Training College (TTC) is a purpose-built, stand-alone facility situated in the Midlands. It has been launched to enable emergency services and military professionals to conduct training across a wide range of disciplines, including public order and firearms…. Read more »

Welsh Ambulance Service unveils new training facility

The Welsh Ambulance Service has unveiled a new training facility, the Workforce Education and Development Centre, in Swansea. The new facility boasts an immersive training room, where simulation technology recreates real-life scenarios to put crews’ clinical skills to the test. It features 360-degree projectable walls, a scent dispersal machine and is temperature controlled to give… Read more »

Adler and Allan partners with NCEC to bolster chemical response capability

Environmental risk reduction specialist Adler and Allan has partnered with the National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC) to provide training for its employees to deal with hazardous material incidents equal to that given to the emergency responders from the fire and rescue service. The company has invested £100,000 in NCEC hazardous materials first responder and hazardous… Read more »

ANET360 – mobile-based immersive training platform

ANET360 uses virtual reality (VR), gamification and blended learning methods to train professional drivers, safely and in less time than on-the-road programmes. With ANET360 you can bring learners into lifelike, highly engaging environments, to undertake training that may be too expensive, dangerous or difficult to otherwise deliver. Additionally, ANET360’s product, ANETInsights, incorporates Tobii Pro wearable… Read more »